You'll find lots of Christmas quilt patterns on the Quilting Web site, and many more that can be converted into holiday quilts by doing a quick-change of fabrics. Star quilts
make wonderful quilts for the holidays, and if you're careful with color selections they fit-in perfectly during the rest of the year.
Decorate this tree for the holidays by sewing on lots of buttons or charms to serve as ornaments. Make tiny Christmas stockings and tack them on (you can probably find a fabric with stocking images to help make that a breeze). Scattering little bows across the tree is another way to pretty it up.
I love the Winged Squares quilt block, and have made several quilts with the design, including Which Way Do We Go
, a strippy set wallhanging. Winged Squares seemed to fit this table runner, made with two of the blocks placed side by side and surrounded by panels from a border print fabric.
The pattern was originally written as a mystery quilt, but you can flip through to read all pages.
This Christmas table runner is made from four patchwork blocks placed on point and surrounded by rosy red setting triangles. A narrow inner border repeats the plaid fabric used in the strip pieced units of blocks, and a wider outer border is made from the same fabric used at block centers. Simply change the fabrics to make the table runner pattern suit any season or theme.
Grab an iron, fabric squares, styrofoam balls, straight pins and scraps of fabric. That's about all you'll need to make these folded fabric star Christmas ornaments.
Speed piecing techniques make stitching this little star quilt a breeze. The light fabric that surrounds the star blocks blends with the angel fabric used in the center of the snowball blocks, giving the snowballs an on-point appearance even though all blocks are sewn together side by side. The open Snowballs offer a nice, open space to feature any holiday-related novelty fabric. The quilt measures 29-1/2" square.
Fold fat quarters
of quilting fabric into little triangles and stack them into star-like bundles. Any quilter would love to find one of these stars on her Christmas present.
© Janet Wickell
Here's a design that was inspired by Carol G's tree quilt
in our online galleries. And you can stitch it two ways, as a rag quilt
or as a non-rag miniature
. The rag quilt doesn't have huge units -- they finish at 4" square. The mini's smaller of course, with each square in the quilt finishing at 2-1/2". You'll find a couple of layout and assembly options, so be sure to read through the pattern before you begin.
Holiday Ribbons isn't truly a ribbon quilt but its colors and undulating features remind me of the folded, ribbon-like candy that's always available during the holidays. Make the quilt as shown, a 30-inch square project that can be put to work as a wallhanging, a table throw or used anywhere you'd like to add a splash of holiday color. You'll also find instructions for a coordinating table runner and placemats -- with hints for varying their sizes and layouts to suit your needs.
This Christmas Stocking quilt block pattern is super easy, with just a few pieces. You can leave the stocking blocks as-is, or dress them up with ribbons and lace. And if you don't need a Christmas stocking, try cutting the sock components from other fabrics -- how about sock monkeys? The stocking block finishes at 8" x 10".
This 36-1/2" log cabin quilt is assembled with bright holiday colors, with blocks that are arranged in a barn raising layout. The block is slightly different than a traditional log cabin -- its red logs are taller than its green logs, and that helps make the horizontal "line" where colors meet appear to curve a bit, instead of moving in rigid stair-steps. The slight wreath-like appearance makes this an ideal Christmas quilt.